Oklahoma State QB Mason Rudolph accepts Senior Bowl invite

Mason Rudolph’s storied collegiate career won’t end in the Camping World Bowl.

Wednesday, Oklahoma State’s star quarterback accepted an invite to the 2018 Reese’s Senior Bowl. Rudolph’s top two receivers, James Washington and Marcell Ateman, are also on the roster for the game.

Rudolph leads the FBS in passing yards and ranks fourth in touchdown passes and pass efficiency. He owns more than 30 Oklahoma State records, including passing touchdowns, passing yards and victories as a starting quarterback.

Rudolph’s decision to return for his senior year has certainly paid dividends. He won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, which recognizes a senior or fourth-year quarterback for excellence on the field, in the classroom and in the community. He was also a finalist for the Davey O’Brien Award for top collegiate quarterback and finished seventh in Heisman Trophy voting, receiving two first-place votes.

Additionally, Rudolph is a finalist for the Bobby Bowden Award and Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year.

Rudolph combined with Washington, Ateman and running back Justice Hill to become the first team in Big 12 history with a 4,000-yard passer, 1,000-yard rusher and two 1,000-yard receivers. Rudolph led Oklahoma State to a 9-3 regular season, including a 6-0 record in road games.

He will wrap up his Cowboy career Dec. 28 in the Camping World Bowl against Virginia Tech. If Oklahoma State wins, it will be the program’s third straight 10-win season, all of which have come with Rudolph as the starter. Oklahoma State has never won 10 games three straight years.

Afterward, Rudolph will conclude his time as a college quarterback with the Senior Bowl on Jan. 27 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala., the home of South Alabama. Rudolph threw for 335 yards with 4 total touchdowns in Cowboys’ 44-7 victory over the Jaguars at Ladd-Peebles Stadium on Sept. 8.

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